Monday, March 23, 2015
Spring Tasks: Dividing Perennials
Late March is a good time to divide perennials like Chrysanthemums, daisies, black-eyed susans and Daylilies.
Why divide plants? Dividing perennials serves to rejuvenate the mother plant and provides more for your garden and for friends.
How to Divide
• It's important to dig carefully with a digging fork.
• Lift and gently shake
• Using the fork, insert through the center of the clump.
• Take a second fork and insert it back to back with the first and pry the clump apart. For larger clumps repeat.
• Replant what you need and give a friend the rest!
• When replanting, work the soil first and plant at the same level that it was before lifting.
Some perennials like daisies and lambs ear require division every 2-3 years or they loose vigor and decline.